Published on July 4, 2013 by Amy
Wendell Kowemy was born into the Laguna Pueblo in 1972. He is a member of the Roadrunner Clan. He was taught the fundamentals of hand coiling pottery using the ancient traditional methods of his ancestors under the instruction of Evelyn Cheromiah in 1992. He continues the artform of working with fine pottery to add to the legacy of his people.
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Wendell specializes in all natural and traditional hand coiled pottery vessels. He hand boils all of his colors from natural pigments and vegetation which is harvested from within the Laguna Pueblo. Once the vessels are dry and his colors are boiled Wendell begins hand painting a wide variety of designs which include tularosa swirls, checkerboards and fine lines. The designs he paints are usually found on old pottery sherds left from hundreds of years ago. He signs his pottery: Wendell Kowemy, New Laguna. He is related to Kent Kowemy (father), Wendy Cheromiah (mother), Marisa Kowemy and Aerial (sisters).